Lutheran High School
of St. Charles County

LHS Appoints New Volleyball Coach for 2015


Lutheran High School is proud to announce the hiring of Sasa Vasiljevic as the Head Varsity Volleyball Coach for 2015. “Coach Sass” brings extensive knowledge, experience and Christian leadership to the Lutheran High volleyball program.

Sasa graduated from Bayless High School in 2005 where he was a member of the basketball and volleyball teams. He continued playing volleyball at Lindenwood University in 2006, where he was immediately named team captain for the program and continued until his graduation in 2009.  He graduated from Lindenwood with a B.A. in Marketing with a minor in Computer Science and is currently in the process of obtaining his MBA from the Lindenwood University School of Business & Entrepreneurship.  After his graduation, he has served in various roles at Lindenwood: the athletic office, the office of Compliance for NCAA, and at the collegiate bookstore.

Coach Sass has a rich background in volleyball. Currently, Sasa is the director of the St. Charles Elites VBC.  Prior to starting STC Elites VBC, Vasiljevic served as a head coach for St. Charles Xplosion VBC in 2011-2012 and as an assistant coach at Lindenwood University for Men’s and Women’s volleyball program from 2008-2011.  Besides his duties as Club Director and Director of Player Development at St. Charles Elites VBC, Vasiljevic is a lead camp coach for Gold Medal Squared and has done over two dozen camps all over the country. Coach Sass’s seven years’ experience as the head and assistant coach of highly competitive men’s and women’s volleyball teams and clubs have prepared him well for leading the Cougars. He has a successful track record of managing athletic programs, recruiting, and developing talent at the high school, junior varsity, and varsity levels.

Coach Sass looks forward to the opportunity to lead the Cougars while he continues his work at Lindenwood University and other volleyball opportunities.  Lutheran High School believes that Coach Sass brings a Christian demeanor, positive attitude, strong work ethic and a passionate personality which will leave a lasting impact on the Lutheran High volleyball program and the greater community.


Football Meet and Greet – March 3

LHS Football Players,
The 2015 season is only 5 short months away!  The coaching staff and I are very excited to begin preparations for the first game vs. Principia on Friday, August 21.  I hope that your sons have been making the time to attend our Wednesday morning learning sessions for both our offensive and defensive schemes.  We will continue to meet on Wednesday mornings through the spring from 7:30 am to 8:15 am in the LHS gym.
Also, I wanted to give you another reminder of our “Meet the Coaches” night on Tuesday, March 3 at 6:30 pm in the LHS commons.  We will have pizza and drinks for you!Our aim this evening is for all players and parents to meet myself and our assistant coaches. We will also unveil our 2015 uniforms!  I will have samples available for your sons to try on and have them choose their potential numbers for next year.

I look forward to getting it done in 2015!

Please contact me with any questions.

Coach Harris
(636) 614-9422

LHS Swimmers Finish Strong!

The Lutheran High/Christian High girls swim team finished in 2nd place in the AAA Conference Championships with four new team records.  Congratulations to the Cougles and Coach Sue Hancock!

AAA Swim

Basketball Districts

Basketball District Tournaments begin this weekend at Duchesne High School.  Admission is $4 for everyone.

Girls begin Saturday, February 21 @ 3:00pm v. Elsberry.  Note: Due to weather the 12:00pm game has been moved to 6:00pm.  The first game will be the 1:30pm game – Winfield v. Christian High. 

Girls District Brackets

Boys begin Monday, February 23 @ 7:30pm v. Christian High.

Boys District Brackets


Coach Viviano to Retire

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Lutheran High would like to announce that Dave Viviano will be retiring from coaching girls basketball at LHS at the conclusion of the 2014-15 season.


Lutheran High plans to honor Coach Viviano and his distinguished coaching career on Tuesday, February 17, ​
​during halftime of the Varsity Boys Game (6:45pm).  ​LHS would like to invite all of Coach Viviano’s former players and their families to attend this special event.  In preparation, we are gathering photos and memories.  If you have a special photo of Coach V that you would be willing to share with us, please email a copy to Jana Leppien at  (You may also bring your photo that evening to hang up.)  Please email memories and notes to Jana Leppien at prior to the event.  We will place all messages in a special book for Coach V​iviano. (You may also bring your note that evening to place in his book.)


Thank you for helping in making this a special celebration for Coach V!

Spring Sports Reminders

As the winter sports season begins to come to a close, we can begin looking ahead to our spring sports season at LHS.  As we make plans for the upcoming spring seasons of baseball, tennis, track and field, boys golf, and girls soccer, we wanted to share a few notes/reminders with you.

MSHSAA Pre-Participation Physicals – You must turn in your physical for the 2014-2015 school year prior to the start of practices.  If you turned in a physical for the fall or the winter season, or when the school year began, you do not need to turn in another one.  Physicals are good for one year.

Spring Sports Start Dates –  Spring sports practices begin on Monday, March 2nd. Further, please see our website for contact information for our winter coaching staff.  Please contact them directly with any questions regarding our programs at LHS.  Schedules for the spring are also posted on our website…please be advised that some of the dates/times may change over the next few weeks.  A firm schedule will be made available in early March.

–Please be reminded that the Athletic Fee for our spring sports is due one week before practices begin.  Fees are due by Monday, February 23rd.  For complete details, please see the “About Us” tab on the Athletic website

Training Rules/MSHSAA Form – The training rules agreement MUST be signed before an athlete may participate in any contest.  The head coaches of each program will collect those out at the start of the season. You can get a form at the LHS office or they can be downloaded under the athletic tab on our website.

Pre-season Parent Meeting – Will be held on Tuesday, March 10 @ 6:30 pm in the LHS gymnasium.

— Questions – If you need anything, do not hesitate to call (636) 928-5100 extension 230 and speak with Mrs. Leppien.  Or, you may email at

LHS Welcomes New JV Baseball Coach

LHS is proud to announce the hiring of Pastor Ron Millard as the JV Baseball Coach for the spring of 2015. Coach Millard will work with Coaches Dennis and Andy Lueck as they look to continue to build the baseball program with a commitment to excellence.

Rev. Ron Millard is the new Associate Pastor of Discipleship at Immanuel Lutheran Church and School in St. Charles. Prior to the Seminary, Pastor Ron played minor leaguebaseball as a first baseman, and then he worked for Doyle Baseball School in Winter Haven, Florida. He attended school for Sports Medicine, becoming a trauma/ICU nurse seeking a Nurse Practitioner degree when God had other plans. His wife Carol is from Mundelein IL while Pastor Ron is from Peoria IL. They have been blessed with 4 children; Jacob (11), Grace (9), Faith (5), and Luke (2). They attended Concordia Seminary from 2007-2010.  The Millard’s enjoy hiking, baseball and all sports, movies, playing and relaxing with friends. The Millard’s say, “We love Jesus, we love walking alongside brothers and sisters in Christ and serving with them; and we look joyously forward to meeting all the people of Lutheran High and growing together in Christ.”  

We look forward to Coach Millard working with our student-athletes at LHS and the character and Christian witness that he will bring!

Girls Soccer Preseason Info

Open Gym
Tuesday, January 13 – 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Tuesday, January 27 – 6:30 to 8:00 pm

Wednesday, February 11 – 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Thursday, February 19 – 6:30 to 8:00 pm

Fitness Dates
Wednesday, January 21 – 4:30 to 5:30 PM
Wednesday, February 4 – 4:30 to 5:30 PM
Thursday, February 12 – 4:30 to 5:30 PM
Tuesday February 17 – 4:30 to 5:30 PM

Overall Preseason Schedule
Tuesday, January 13 – 6:30 to 8:00 pm – Open Gym
Wednesday, January 21 – 4:30 to 5:30 pm – Fitness (Soccer Field)
Tuesday, January 27 – 6:30 to 8:00 pm – Open Gym
Wednesday, February 4 – 4:30 to 5:30 pm – Fitness (Soccer Field)
Wednesday, February 11 – 6:30 to 8:00 pm – Open Gym
Thursday, February 12 – 4:30 to 5:30 pm -Fitness (Soccer Field)
Tuesday February 17 – 4:30 to 5:30 pm – Fitness (Soccer Field)
Thursday, February 19 – 6:30 to 8:00 pm – Open Gym
Please contact Coach Wilhite with any questions.